Portage Lakes Career Center


Customer Specialist

Full-Time, Part-Time


CarMax, the way your career should be About this job As a Customer Specialist, you will be empowered to provide an iconic experience for our Customers by acting as a guide and offering support during every step of their CarMax journey, reinforcing our simple and seamless process. While communicating and partnering effectively with teams across the organization, you will work to ensure each customer has a positive experience buying and selling cars. We’ve become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars due to our honesty and transparency, and those same values will help you succeed, too.


What you will do – Essential Responsibilities

• Provide exceptional customer service by guiding customers every step of the way, from sale or facilitating the appraisal to test drives and arranging financing applications

• Conduct vehicle condition assessments by collecting, recording, and communicating information to Buyers that will be used to perform customer appraisals

• Check in and receive vehicles that are shipped to CarMax; complete the daily scanning and reconciliation of vehicle inventory

• Perform cosmetic inspections and ensure that all vehicles meet CarMax Quality Standards

• Perform various administrative duties, including, but not limited to: printing daily reports, maintaining transaction paperwork, contacting finance companies regarding Customer contracts, obtaining requirement information regarding registration and/or titling, auditing completed paperwork, cash/payment management

• Create service appointments and review repair order invoices for retail service work performed; ensure accuracy of documentation for billing


Purpose of the role

This is a high-energy retail sales environment where you will work as a team to meet goals and handle a wide range of customer interactions. To make sure everything goes smoothly, the ability to quickly build rapport with people and understand their needs is essential. You will manage a variety of diverse tasks, with limited supervision, including vehicle sales, processing of sales paperwork, assessing vehicle condition for use in appraisals, and even managing repair orders. We work and learn as a team and the prospects are bright for professionals who aspire to become mentors, managers and business leaders.

Qualifications and Requirements To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Demonstrate exceptional communication skills

• Display confidence in self, the product and CarMax

• Ability to build and maintain strong relationships

• Demonstrate strong team behaviors including integrity, respect, inclusion, fairness and fun

• Balance the needs of the Customer and the business when making decisions

• Seek to fully understand and meet Customer needs

• Create win-win solutions to Customer issues

• Get work done well, on time and follow the right process

• Drive work processes and pay close attention to detail

• Perform multiple duties in a high energy, fast-paced working environment

• Read, interpret and transcribe data in order to maintain accurate records

• Lift objects that weigh as much as 25 lbs. Education and/or Experience

• High School Diploma, or equivalent

• Sales and customer service experience, in an area such as retail, preferred

• Valid Driver’s License

• Basic skills with Microsoft Office Suite (e.g., Word, Excel and PowerPoint) preferred


About CarMax CarMax disrupted the auto industry by delivering the honest, transparent and high-integrity experience customers want and deserve. This innovative thinking around the way cars are bought and sold has helped us become the nation’s largest retailer of used cars, with over 200 locations nationwide. Our amazing team of more than 25,000 associates work together to deliver iconic customer experiences. Along the way, we help every associate grow their career and achieve their best, at work and in their community. We are recognized for our commitment to training and diversity and are one of the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®. CarMax is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Upon an applicant’s request, CarMax will consider reasonable accommodation to complete the CarMax Job Application


Interested applicants can apply online at jobs.carmax.com


Company Info

CarMax Auto Superstores

2940 Chenoweth Rd

Akron, Ohio 44312


Erin Lis, Location General Manager

3306229950 / akron_careers@carmax.com

Schedule a Tour

We take pride in our facility and welcome the opportunity to show it off!  You would never buy a car without looking at it first.  Choosing the place to give you a head start on a successful path in life should be no different.  We invite you to schedule a tour of our beautiful campus.  We’re pretty sure you’ll be impressed!

If you are a high school student, please note that you will have several opportunities to visit PLCC during your sophomore year.

Once we receive your request, a PLCC staff member will follow up directly. Thank you for your interest, we look forward to seeing you soon.

Portage Lakes Career Center is accessible to visitors with physical disabilities. Visitors should contact the Main Office at 330-896-8200 prior to arrival for parking instructions and other information.